Author Topic: International PhD Studentships in SCI/School of Social Sciences at University of Manchester in UK, 2014  (Read 290 times)

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University of Manchester is offering up to 5 PhD studentships for international students within in the SCI/School of Social Sciences. Applicants must have minimum merit (or overseas equivalent), including a minimum 60% course work average (with no mark below 50%) and a dissertation mark minimum of 60% in a relevant social science discipline, to be eligible for these studentships. PhD Studentships are awarded for three years which include home/EU tuition fees, annual maintenance stipend up to  £13,863 and £1000 for research and conference expenses.

Study Subject(s): Studentships are awarded within in the SCI/School of Social Sciences. The studentships will need to be closely aligned with the research agenda and on-going activities of the SCI, and so will focus on one or more of the following areas;

-Everyday Practices; Understanding consumer choices, habits and routines and how they can become more sustainable.

-Innovation; Accelerating sustainable innovation in products, services and systems.

-Visions and Politics; Exploring alternative framings of sustainable consumption and the politics underpinning them.

-Evidence; Developing novel methodologies to advance the evidence base on sustainable consumption.

Course Level: Studentships are available for pursuing PhD degree at University of Manchester in UK.

Scholarship Provider: SCI (Sustainable Consumption Institute)/School of Social SciencesUniversity of Manchester, UK

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: This funding is available to students undertaking postgraduate research

-This funding is available to all nationalities.

-Minimum Merit (or overseas equivalent), including a minimum 60% course work average (with no mark below 50%) and a dissertation mark minimum of 60% in a relevant social science discipline.

-Preference will be given to those candidates whose Masters degree involves a significant element of social science research methods training, and those who performed at distinction level (70% or higher) or equivalent.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This funding is available to all nationalities.

Scholarship Description: The studentships will need to be closely aligned with the research agenda and on-going activities of the SCI, and so will focus on one or more of the following areas; Everyday Practices; Understanding consumer choices, habits and routines, and how they can become more sustainable. Innovation; accelerating sustainable innovation in products, services and systems. Visions and Politics; Exploring alternative framings of sustainable consumption and the politics underpinning them. Evidence; Developing novel me

Number of award(s): Up to 5 PhD studentships are offered.

Duration of award(s): These PhD Studentships are offered for three years.

What does it cover? These PhD studentships will include home/EU tuition fees

-Annual maintenance stipend – £13,863

-£1000 for research and conference expenses.

Award is subject to final confirmation and amounts may change.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified by March/April 2014.

How to Apply: Applicants should email david.evans-2-at-manchester.ac.uk a full CV together with a covering letter and either a research proposal (for their own project) or personal statement (if applying for a specified project).  The successful candidate will be required to submit a full University of Manchester on-line application , plus supporting documents (two academic references and degree transripts) to fulfill the normal admissions requirements for the Discipline/School for which they will be based.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st January 2014.

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